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CSUN Chicana/o Studies Single Major

The single major in Chicano/a Studies is a 45 unit program designed to give the student special preparation in the discipline of Chicano/a Studies through a combination of lower and upper division core requirements. The lower and upper division core requirements are complemented by three options (Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts, Education) from which the student must take at least 6.0 units from two of the options. The Major is particularly suited for those students preparing to enter the fields of teaching or social work. It is also a preparation for those intending to enter various graduate and professional fields such as history, sociology, psychology, library science, political science, social welfare, law, urban studies, and others.


Lower Division (12 units)

  • Ch.S. 100 Chicano/a Culture
  • Ch.S. 201 Mexican Literature in Translation
  • Ch.S. 230 Introduction to Research Methods in Chicano/a Studies
  • Ch.S. 270 Field Work in the Barrio

Upper Division (21 units)

  • Ch.S. 345 History of the Mexican Peoples
    or Ch.S. 351 Survey of Mexican Philosophical Thought
  • Ch.S. 365 Third World Women and the Chicana
  • Ch.S. 380 Chicano Literature
  • Ch.S. 401 Pre-Cuauhtemoc Meso-American Civilization
  • Ch.S. 445 History of the Chicano/a
  • Ch.S. 460 Politics of the Chicano/a
  • Ch.S. 497 Senior Seminar in Chicano/a Studies

Options: Select Six units from each of two of the options below with approval of the Advisor (12 units)

Option One: Social Science

  • Ch.S. 346 History of the Chicana/Mexicana
  • Ch.S. 350 Religion and Chicano/a Society
  • Ch.S. 360 Political Organizations of the Barrio
  • Ch.S. 361 Urbanization and the Chicano/a
  • Ch.S. 364 World Migration and the Chicano/a
  • Ch.S. 366 Women in Latin America
  • Ch.S. 420 The Chicano/a and the U.S. Economy
  • Ch.S. 452 American Colonialism and the Chicano/a
  • Ch.S. 465 Third World Politics and the Chicano/a
  • Ch.S. 470 Cultural Differences and the Chicano/a
  • Ch.S. 473 The Chicano/a and Social Institutions

Option Two: The Humanities and The Arts

  • Ch.S. 306 The Chicano/a in Films
  • Ch.S. 310 Regional Music of Mexico
  • Ch.S. 390 Alternative Chicano/a Press
  • Ch.S. 405 Chicano/a Barrio Communications
  • Ch.S. 414 Mexican Dance I
  • Ch.S. 415 Mexican Dance II
  • Ch.S. 453 Ideology, Theory, and the Chicano/a Experience
  • Ch.S. 480 Children's Literature of Latin America in Translation
  • Ch.S. 486 A/B. Nahuatl I/II
  • Ch.S. 584 The Novel of the Mexican Revolution
  • Ch.S. 587 The Contemporary Mexican Novel

Option Three: Education

  • Ch.S. 416 Children's Songs and Games
  • Ch.S 430 The Chicano/a Child
  • Ch.S. 431 The Chicano/a Adolescent
  • Ch.S. 432 Counseling the Chicano/a Child
  • Ch.S. 433 Language Acquisition of the Chicano/a Child and ESL Speakers
  • Ch.S. 434 Current Educational Theories of the Chicanos/as in the Schools
  • Ch.S. 471 The Chicano/a Family
  • Ch.S. 482 Language of the Barrio
Total Units in the Major (45 Units)
General Education (18 to 30 units)
Additional Electives of your Choosing (45-57 units)